Wayne Rooney admits Manchester United's football was not at its flowing best in 2008/09 - although the Reds did complete a hat-trick of league titles.
The club's defensive qualities came to the fore for much of the campaign, as Rooney recalled in a conversation with MUTV's Stewart Gardner. "The manager said to us it's the games where we dig in and win 1-0, they're the games which can win titles."
But if low-scoring victories were the order of the day in mid-season, it was a different story come the home straight - and Wayne discusses the three key games at Old Trafford against Liverpool, Spurs and Aston Villa when there were goals galore at both ends.
The fourth part of our exclusive interview, with a focus on the 2010/11 season, will be published at 08:00 BST on Tuesday 11 September.
Wayne Rooney was speaking ahead of the launch of his new book, My Decade In The Premier League , out Thursday 13 September through Harper Collins.